Principal Architect, Software Engineering

1916 Ayrsley Town Blvd suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA Req #2161
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

See yourself at Odyssey.


Join the team as our new Principal Architect, Software Engineering!


Who We Are & Why We’re Hiring

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) is a global logistics provider. Our adaptive approach to solving modern logistics challenges differentiates us in the markets we serve. Odyssey Logistics & Technology’s specialized multimodal expertise is the strategic foundation that provides clients with a full-service offering across our four operating divisions including intermodal, freight forwarding, transport & warehousing, and managed services.


Odyssey’s multimodal services offer cost-effective, end-to-end freight solutions equipped to deliver on evolving customer requirements.  Combined, Odyssey delivers innovative, high-value logistics services & technology solutions to support diverse customer requirements. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care® partner company we consistently exceed customer expectations by integrating analytics, carrier relationships, specialized assets, sustainability strategies and deep international expertise. Our unique approach ensures that customer shipments keep moving at full speed, even in the face of ever-changing market headwinds.


Based in vibrant Charlotte, NC Odyssey is on a journey to constantly innovate logistics. We’re actively recruiting for this key, high profile role in the company because we have experienced tremendous growth and would love for you to join us!


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About the job:

As the Principal Architect – Software Engineering, you will be a pivotal member of our engineering team, responsible for shaping the technical direction of our products and ensuring their scalability, reliability, and maintainability. You will lead a team of skilled software architects and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, development teams, and stakeholders, to translate business requirements into robust software designs.


In this role you will:

  • Architectural Strategy: Develop and communicate the overall architectural vision for our software products, aligning it with the company's long-term goals and technology roadmap.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide expert guidance and technical leadership to the software development teams, inspiring innovation and ensuring adherence to best practices in software design and development.
  • Design and Review: Lead the design and review of high-level software architectures and solutions, considering factors like scalability, performance, security, and maintainability.
  • Technology Evaluation: Evaluate and recommend appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools to enhance the software development process and achieve optimal results.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with product managers and stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions that align with architectural principles.
  • Standards and Processes: Establish and enforce coding standards, development processes, and best practices to maintain consistency and high-quality software across the organization.
  • Prototyping and POCs: Lead the development of prototypes and proof-of-concepts to validate architectural decisions and explore new technologies.
  • Performance Optimization: Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, ensuring our software solutions meet or exceed performance expectations.
  • Mentoring and Development: Mentor and coach junior architects and developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth within the team.
  • Industry Trends: Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, assessing their potential impact on our products and making recommendations accordingly.



We recognize not all applicants have every skill or qualification to match a job description exactly. Odyssey values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets most required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (at least 8-10 years) as a Software Architect, with a track record of designing and delivering successful software products.
  • Expertise in software design principles, architectural patterns, and enterprise-level software development.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages like Java, JavaScript, Python, or similar.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing platforms and services (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Experience with industry standard design patterns and architectures
  • Experience with cloud orchestration and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to tackle complex technical challenges.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.



This is an in-office role in Charlotte, NC


We offer a generous compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Preferred vendor discounts
  • Competitive Paid Time Off


No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Other details

  • Job Family Technology
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 1916 Ayrsley Town Blvd suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA